Fruit Wedges on Lilac ClothMalia Pettit
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
8 " h x 10 " w x .75 " d |0 lbs. 9 oz.
This piece is a still life painting of two fruit wedges (lemon and cantaloupe) resting quietly on a lilac cloth. The painting uses a gorgeous palette of color, ranging from sharp orange to pastel purple. I love the bold, unashamed brushstrokes that whisk by in the background, through the fruit and into the foreground.
Malia Pettit sees her artistic process as an act of “liberating the paint” and “allowing for the unexpected to occur.” Her portraits of women stem from a fascination with glossy magazines and their portrayal of models, actors and celebrities. Her work has been especially influenced by Chantal Joffe and John Singer Sargent. She currently lives in California after having lived in England for ten years. When she’s not painting, she is a full-time mom and enjoys exploring estate sales, antique stores and used bookstores.